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Udayagiri caves

Posted Date: 01 Feb 2017     Posted by: Juana  
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Udayagiri caves

A total of 18 caves exist in Udayagiri in Bhubaneshwar and they are a major tourist attraction. They are a collection of natural and manmade caves, carved on Kumari Parbat. Historians believe that the caves were used by Jain monks, in around 2BC, in the reign of King Kharavela. The caves have beautiful carvings, with a few of the caves having a 2 storeyed structure that housed the monks.